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Carolinas District

Carolina Kiwanian Spring 2020

Carolina Kiwanian Winter 2020


Fellow Kiwanians: I hope hope this message finds you well and in good health. Who would have suspected that the last time we convened as a district during our Midyear Conference that the world would have turned upside down? I’m sure, like me, you had plans for a fun and active Spring. Those plans have been dashed and we wait patiently (or not in my case) for the COVID-19 crisis to end. After all, Kiwanians thrive with hands-on service

page for more details on how your club can start meeting remotely. Service: I recently saw a Facebook post from a CKI club and they used the tagline “Stop the Spread, Don’t Stop the Service.” How profound and simple a message that is. We’ve seen Kiwanis Clubs all over the world respond in their own way to the COVID-19 crisis – some are constructing PPEs, others are holding canned food drives while others are

in our schedule, why not take that time to plan for the future? When was the last time your club conducted a membership assessment? Or has your club thought about creating or updating a strategic plan? It’s so easy to sit and ponder about when we’re going to get out of this crisis we’re in, so I challenge to think about the opportunities we now have to more deeply think about the future of your Kiwanis Club.

NOTE FROM THE GOVERNOR projects and fundraisers – but that’s not a possibility in today’s environment – so what are we supposed to do? Well, we can do lots of things, actually!

donating service funds inneed charities. The bottom line is that while we’re apart from each other, we can keep doing what we do best – serving our fellow citizens.

Meet virtually: In the past Meet three weeks, the district has hosted several “Zoom” meetings where we met face to face virtually. We’ve seen many clubs in the Carolinas also move to an online/telephonic setting and, while there are always bumps getting used to new technology, this is a great way to keep in touch with your fellow Kiwanians. See past CDNews emails and the Carolinas District Facebook

Plan for the future: With two school-age children in my house, I’ve heard “I’m bored” more times than I can count. And I get it – normally, we’d not have a free weekend due to commitments to Kiwanis, CKI, Key Club, Scouts, church, etc. Now, most of those commitments have been put on hold. I imagine that many of you are in the same boat. Since many of us now have a strange lull

Once the immediate crisis Once passes, our communities are going to need strong Kiwanis Clubs more than ever. There will be people still hurting and kids in need, so let’s start planning for those times now and look at this time as an opportunity to do what Kiwanians around the world do best – and that’s serving others. Yours in Kiwanis Service,

Jon

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K I WA N I S EVENTS

The Carolinas District is working on new and innovative ways to keep events happening during this time of the Coronavirus. As soon as updates are available, the district will post information on our website, on Facebook, and through CDNews. Please know, that if there is a way for us to meet in person, in a safe way, while meeting all local, state and governmental guidance, our intention is to find a way to meet.

International Convention June 18 - 21, 2020 Indianapolis, IN District Convention August 14 - 16, 2020 The Carolina Hotel Pinehurst, NC JON HETHCOX

TRUSTEES:

CHRIS WHITE

Region 1

BOARD

Governor

Governor-Elect

GREG MCDONALD

Immediate Past Governor

LEAH MORETZ

District Secretary

ELIZABETH TEZZA

District Treasurer

DAN BRUBAKER ALEC MACAULAY

Region 2

ART MACCORD

Region 3

GUY WHILDEN

Region 4

MARY WINFREE

Region 5

CHARLES KAY

Region 6

VACANT

Region 7

TIM CLARKE

Region 8

PHIL KISER

Region 9

BILL YARBOROUGH

Region 10

On the cover: Waynesville Kiwanis Receives Governor’s Volunteer Award. Photo by Shelby Harrell. See article on pages 8 and 9. 4

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CLUBS STEP UP DURING COVID-19 CLUB SPOTLIGHT CELEBRATE GRADUATING SENIORS AROUND THE DISTRICT CAROLINAS DISTRICT KIWANIS FOUNDATION HAPPY BIRTHDAY! WELCOME TO KIWANIS - NEW MEMBERS

Division 10

ARNOLD GORDON-BRAY

CATHY FINKLE

Division 15

Division 24

GEORGE GAVALAS

MACK MCLEOD

MIKE HADLEY Division 18

Division 25

TED GUENTHER

STEVE MAYBERRY

JEFFERY FAW

CYNTHIA BRYANT

GEORGE DIXON

Division 1 Division 2 Division 5

DONNIE ELLIS

CURTIS RICHIE

Division 11

Division 12

NELSON YOUNG

Division 7

Division 13

NINA YEAGER

VINCE BEASLEY

Division 8

Division 14

Division 20

MARSHALL HOBSON

Division 26

HELEN LUKOW-WILLIAMS

Division 21

LENORE LEWIS

Division 23

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Close to $14,000 and over 500 service hours reported during COVID-19 Clubs are starting to submit their March monthly reports and the figures are adding up! Over fifteen clubs, along with their sponsored youth, are making face masks, face shields, organizing food drives, donating blood, continuing their backpack programs and donating money to their local food banks to help feed bodies and souls and to keep our front line health care workers safe during COVID-19. We would like to keep a running total and post your stories on our Facebook page as well as in CDNews and the Carolina Kiwanian! Send us your stories of how you are helping others during this time of crisis

Clubs Meeting in Alternative Ways A heartfelt "Thank You" to Divisions 10 and 12, as well as all the clubs that have forged ahead into the unknown and started meeting by phone or video! Here is a listing of clubs we've heard have met in a similar fashion. Has your club had a conference call or video chat? Send us your name so we can add you to the list! Anderson Golden K McDowell County Angier Pawleys Island Apex Key Clubs Raleigh Asheboro Raleigh Midtown Asheville Robeson-Lumberton East Cooper, Mt. Pleasant The Sandhills, Moore County Georgetown Southport - Oak Island High Point Twin City, Winston-Salem Lake Norman Waynesville Lee County Wilmington Matthews Youngsville

Need a program?

We are compiling a listing of people willing to provide your club a virtual program through Zoom (or similar platforms). Feel free to contact me if you have one to add to the list! And feel free to contact those listed below to schedule your club's program! The Eliminate Project - How your donations have helped : A virtual trip to Zambia

Elizabeth Tezza, MNT Coordinator, emtezza@gmail.com

Boys and Girls Homes at Lake Waccamaw Mason Smith, Director of Civic Club Relations at the Boys and Girls Homes of Lake Waccamaw, is available for Zoom, Skype, and phone conferencing to provide distance presentations about Boys and Girls Homes for any club planning to meet in any of those ways. Mason Fuller Smith, D.Min., MDiv., Director of Civic Club Relations 336.264.6572 (m) 910.646.3083 ext. 241 (o) | mason.smith@bghnc.org Youth Protection Each year our Kiwanis Clubs are supposed to have Youth Protection training for all members. This is the perfect time to get your training in with our District Youth Protection Chair! Dawn Puderbaugh Hodges, kiwanisdawn@gmail.com 6

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District creates closed FACEBOOK GROUP Looking for a place to share your ideas for membership drives and club meetings? Need to bounce an idea off of another fellow Kiwanian? Want to check in with your Kiwanis friends around the state, but want to do so in a more private fashion? Join our District Facebook Group! This is a closed group where members of clubs in the Carolinas District can come to hang out, get inspiration and learn a thing or two. Go to www.facebook.com/groups/carolinasdistrictkiwanis and answer three questions: 1) Which Kiwanis Club do you belong to? 2) Do you promise not to talk about politics in this group? 3) Do you promise to only post pictures of children of whom you have received their parent(s)’ written permission? Once you promise to follow these two rules, you will be approved!

Virtual Happy Hour with Governor Jon and District Secretary Leah Missing your usual Kiwanis meeting and friends? Stop by this virtual happy hour with Governor Jon and Secretary Leah for some fun! We’ll have an open forum and play some KIWANIS BINGO. Don’t forget to BYOB! Date: Thursday, April 16 Time: 5pm-6pm You must register to get your BINGO card and call-in password. Click here to register! C A R O L I N A K I WA N I A N |

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Service C LU B S P OT L I G H T

Waynesville Kiwanis Club receives Governor’s Volunteer Award Published with permission from The Mountaineer Photos and article by Shelby Harrell

The Waynesville Kiwanis Club was named a recipient of the Governor’s Volunteer Award. The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award honors the spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. The 69-year-old Kiwanis Club of Waynesville is one of 20 Governor’s Volunteer Award recipients across the state.

“Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time,” the club said in its award application. “Kiwanis volunteers conduct service projects throughout the year and annually allocate grants to schools, teachers and youth serving organizations in Haywood County.” In 2019, the Waynesville Kiwanis donated over 2,000 service hours. 8

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The new All Abilities Playground is now open at the Waynesville Recreation Park and has a zipline, swings, slides, and many other pieces of equipment for kids to explore.

Their specific service projects include the 5th Grade Spelling Bee, Dictionary Distribution (600+) to all third graders, Tuscola and Pisgah High School Key Clubs, Western North Carolina University Circle K Club, July 4th Children’s Parade, the Waynesville Winter Holiday Parade and Spring Fling which is done in partnership with Waynesville Recreation Center where more than 1,000 children participate at no cost. In addition, they sponsor the Aktion Club for 26 developmentally disabled adults who have their own projects serving the community. Local community partners regularly reach out to their club for support. This past year included Clothes to Kids, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cops and Kids, Altrusa’s Soup and Cornbread event, Salvation Army Bell Ringing and

the Folkmoot Festival where Kiwanis lines Main Street with International flags. Kiwanis also supports various faith-based service activities including Haywood Pathways Center and Haywood Christian Ministry. In 2019, the Waynesville Kiwanis Club allocated $35,286 in grants along with conducting service projects to support education and youth-serving organizations in Haywood County. The Kiwanis Club was a strong partner in the planning, fundraising and project execution in the recent establishment of the new All Abilities Playground at the Waynesville Parks and Recreation and Kiwanis Playground Park.

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7 WAYS TO CELEBRATE YOUR KEY CLUB GRADUATING SENIORS KATHERIN CHI AND KAREN CHAKIRY | APR 08, 2020

Graduation won’t be the same this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, let’s do something special to celebrate and thank Key Club graduating students for their hard work and dedication. We know advisors are looking for creative ways to honor the Class of 2020. Here are some ways to recognize them while practicing social distancing: : • Write a personal note. Thank them for their commitment to service during their time in Key Club. Be sure to use specific examples of how this member went above and beyond. • Record a video and post it on social media. Use your cell phone to record yourself thanking the students, calling each of them out by name and telling them how proud you are of their achievements. Send it to the club’s social media manager to be posted on the official Key Club page. • Host a virtual celebration. Invite all the members of your Key Club and other faculty advisors or Kiwanis members who have worked with the seniors. Ask adults and students alike to share why they appreciate these seniors. There are many ways to host video conferences. Zoom is a great tool to get everyone together virtually. • Make a good old-fashioned phone call. Call them on their home phone and thank them for their leadership and service. • Invite all Key Clubbers to thank them. Ask lowerclassmen members to write personal notes to the seniors or record thank you videos to post on social media. • Plan for recognition at the graduation ceremony. Whether the school is having a virtual graduation or postponing the in-person event, stay up to date on the plan. Consider asking the organizers to include you as part of the conversation to ensure that your seniors have an opportunity to be honored as Key Clubbers. • Show appreciation publicly. Create a banner to congratulate the Class of 2020 Key Club seniors and display it in a public space. Bonus: Order graduation items or keepsakes from the Kiwanis Family Store to be used for the various ceremonies that are being planned. These ideas will go a long way toward creating the special memories Key Club seniors deserve. Do you have any other ideas to recognize your Key Club seniors? Share them with us by emailing PR@KeyClub.org. 10

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LEGACY OF PLAY CONTEST POSTPONED

Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis, together with our partner Landscape Structures, we have made the decision to delay the kickoff of the 2020 Legacy of Play contest. Once the world resumes a more regular routine and Kiwanis clubs begin meeting in person again, we will announce a new contest timeline.

Missed the lates Lunch with a Leader Facebook Live Kiwanis International Offered? No problem! Videos are available AFTER the live event AND they’re planning to offer these events EVERY Wednesday.

In the meantime, take virtual field trips to playgrounds throughout the world to stay inspired. Be ready to bring play to your community when the time is right. Please know that the value of play continues and our partnership remains strong.

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his next again, I shall not live in vain. --Emily Dickinson C A R O L I N A K I WA N I A N |

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Prior to the closings, the Kiwanis Club of Fuquay-Varina held its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 14 from 7 AM - 10 AM at Anna’s Pizzeria Fuquay-Varina located at 138 S Main Street. All preventive measures including social distancing and disinfecting all surfaces were observed. The tickets sales and placemat sponsorships donations goes toward the Fuquay-Varina Kiwanis Club’s Fuquay-Varina High School Key Club Scholarship fund.

Project Dignity, the brainchild of North Brunswick Kiwanis club member Barbara Dullaghan, provides duffle bags with gender and age-appropriate clothing, books, and personal items for children who are uprooted from their families and placed in foster care. The project is highlighted in the April 2020 edition of Brunswick Forest Living. Project Dignity is dependent upon the generosity of their community as well as grants to support its ongoing viability.

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Clayton Kiwanis s Lodge encouragin support their

Wilmington Kiwan animals to both the Office and Wilming February.


Fayetteville Kiwanian Worth Smith read to a Head Start class at the end of February. This year, Fayetteville Kiwanians will read to over 100 children and give away over 300 books!

supportedf Archers ng their members to r food drive April 5.

The Palmetto Kiwanis Club and the Hilton Head Kiwanis Club worked together to help raise $550,000 for this new playground located at the Island Recreation Center on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

nis presented over 100 stuffed e New Hanover County Sheriff's gton, NC Police Department in

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The Carolinas District of Kiwanis Foundation invited two of the recent Russ and Pam Wagner Memorial Scholarship recipients to pen an article about their experiences and how your support is assisting them in pursuing their education. Receiving the Wagner Scholarship by Bridget and Summer Kenny Photo by Anna Kolosyuk on Unsplash

Grants/Contributions Your club’s gift matters. The Foundation is currently exploring new ways to assist District programs. This takes money. If there are areas where you believe the Foundation can be of greater service please email President Gary Cooper (coopdbcoop@nc.rr.com) or Secretary/Treasurer Stan Perry (perry8@clemson.edu) and let us know. Be an advocate for your Foundation. The phrase on the back of the Carl B. Hyatt medallion, which was coined by PDG Stan Perry during the 1997-1998 year, sums up why we do what we do: “…because every child deserves a hero. “

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Obtaining an undergraduate degree is challenging, timeconsuming, and expensive. It’s a time for personal and academic growth. One frequently sets their professional goals during their undergraduate years. It remains imperative to not lose one’s sense of self and core values. In our family one of our core values is service. Our grandfather serves the community through the local Kiwanis. Our parents serve through their employment. We serve through various charitable organizations. The Pam and Russ Wagner Memorial Scholarship, permits both of us the opportunity to continue to dedicate time to charitable resources during our undergraduate years. (Bridget) My older sister, Summer, was the recipient of the Pam and Russ Wagner Memorial Scholarship in 2017. Summer has always shown her kind heart


through service, and this scholarship has given her the opportunity to further serve her community. This award has reduced the financial strain of college, allowing Summer to focus on academics, extracurricular activities, and service. My sister spent the summer of 2018 in Florida as part of a campus ministry program. Summer spent a semester studying abroad in Italy during her sophomore year at East Carolina University. Both of these experiences were possible for Summer because of the financial support she received from the Kiwanis Foundation. My sister has continued to devote time to her community. Summer served as the Vice Chair on the EC Scholars Roundtable. As a member of the EC Scholars Roundtable, she volunteered at the local Boys and Girls Club and helped plan events for ECU students. My sister also works with the staff at the East Carolina Physical Therapy School to conduct research. As my sister is pursuing a career in physical therapy, the experience that she is getting with research projects is invaluable. The Kiwanis Foundation has made it possible for Summer to spend her time focusing on academics and serving her community. (Summer) My younger sister, Bridget, was the recipient of the Pam and Russ Wagner Scholarship in 2020. She will be starting her undergraduate education at East Carolina University in the fall of 2020. During her time in high school, one of her main focuses was serving others. Bridget was able to serve others through Read Across America, Special Olympics, Math Across Greenville, and

by Iansoccer Baldwin on Unsplash volunteering forPhoto youth camps. She enjoyed serving the community of Greenville, specifically the youth, and will be able to continue doing so as a recipient of this scholarship. Going into freshman year with this scholarship, she will be able to focus on her academics and serving others. The Pam and Russ Wagner Scholarship not only encourages service but takes a financial stress off of Bridget. She will be able to work less during her undergraduate studies and give more of her time to other people. She is a representation of what it means to be a servant leader. She humbly leads other people by putting the needs of others before her own and gives time to care for people. The Kiwanis mission is to serve the children of the world. Pam and Russ Wagner served the children of the world by encouraging service and giving financial support to servant leaders. Bridget will be able to continue on with this mission statement as a result of this scholarship by volunteering for the community instead of devoting her time to pay for school.

As recipients of this scholarship, we are incredibly grateful to the Kiwanis Foundation for supporting our service efforts. The Kiwanis Foundation continues to serve the children of the world and has served us over the past years. We are able to continue to serve the community and youth of Greenville without the financial burden of paying for college. Our hope is to always give back to our community, just as the Kiwanis Foundation has given to us. C A R O L I N A K I WA N I A N |

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The following 46 clubs celebrate a birthday in the third quarter of this Kiwanis year (April/May/June):

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1922

Burlington Greenwood High Point Rocky Mount

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Florence Henderson Lenoir North Wilkesboro

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Kershaw County

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Lincoln County

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1957

Spruce Pine

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Winterville

Angier Bennettsville Benson Orangeburg

The Friendly City, Durham

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1974

Eden

1956

Twin City, Winston-Salem

1964 1972

Greenville-University City Simpsonville

1975

Greenville

1979

Summerville


H A P P Y B I R T H D AY !

We’re opening clubs around the district.... Do you know anyone that would make a great Kiwanian that lives in the following areas? We've either just opened, or are working on opening, clubs in the following areas. If you know of any prospects we need to reach out to, please contact the district office (leahcdo@gmail.com). Burgaw, NC Campbell University Cary- Mooresville, NC Craven County, NC Clemson, SC

Photo by MI PHAM on Unsplash

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Fort Mill, SC

West Lumberton

1991

Raleigh Midtown

Garner, NC

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1997

Georgetown, SC

Hilton Head Island Onslow County

1984

Topsail Island Area, Surf City

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Edeonton-Chowan

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East Burke, Icard Edward R. Murrow Golden K

1989 Apex

Hampstead

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Goose Creek/North Charleston,SC

Holly Springs Lake Marion

McDowell County, NC

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Mocksville, NC

Western Harnett Co.

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McDowell County ShallotteS. Brunswick Islands

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Welcome to the Team!

Asheboro Charles Draeger Sonia Edwards Debra Garner Emily Tyndall Burlington Charles Altizer David Bender Coral Erikson Cape Fear, Fayetteville Arnold Williams Chapel Hill-Carrboro Travis Blake Jimmy Lambert Madison Parker Charlotte Bryan Dorsey Jennifer Dorsey Albert Lampley Warren Linde Anthony Monaco 18

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Columbia James Causey Paul Hoefer Conway Donna Bodie David Somers East Cooper, Mt. Pleasant Robert Brady Cameron Freeman Nicole Gribben Cheryl Keller Carrie Murray Fayetteville John Harbison Russell Jones Caroline Schafer Fuquay Varina Jillian heinz Karen Shaw Evelyn Walters

Greensboro -Nat Greene William Lee Buchanan Greenwood Jonathan Emery Hendersonville Sarah Beattie Terry Love High Point Sophia Porter Holly Springs Ryan Wagner

The following became mem Lincoln County Jefrey Clanton Mecklenburg, Charlotte Rodney Boyes Moncks Corner Kristen Lanier Monroe Jason Ellsberry Cynthia Mitchell Tracy Strickland Kimberly Vaughn John Michael Veltri

Lake Norman Pauline Edwards Brian Hooper

Myrtle Beach Kathy Frisbee Charles Hawkins Dominic Vignola

Lillington Jessica Thomas

Oxford Margaret Mann


mbers January - March 2020 Pawleys Island Richard Bidinger Lee Franks Phillip Gaillard Daniel Hurd Patti Marks Teena Miller Raeford William Johnson Candace Pierce Raleigh Kambui Bell George Pender Joy Ruhmann Patrick Wallace Raleigh Midtown Edward Roche Robeson-Lumberton Ben Miller Brian Nolley Alexis Rising-Jacobs

Rock Hill James Fischer III Rocky Mount John Griffin Christy Warrick The Sandhills, Moore County Sue Deutsch Southport Oak Island Jeremy Jones Charles Peker Spartanburg Greg Schindler

Spring Lake Cumberland County Madeline Bodoh Sumter Kevin Conyers

Sumter cont. Micah Green Kimberly Jolly Caleb Kershaw Sunrise, Goldsboro Bobby Jo Taylor Topsail Island Area, Surf City Albert Brashear Diane Cavanagh Mollie Grant Anthony Nigro Cathryn Safford Robert Safford Tryon Lynn Hensley Vern Leister Twin City, Winston-Salem James Carroll Jan Jones

Twin City, Winston-Salem cont Steven Simpson

Wilmington David Anderson Don Betz Katherine Delaura John Harer Duncan McIver WilsonAll American Cameron Cochran Earle Foster Hubert Garris Dante Pittman

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Profile for Carolinas District of Kiwanis

Carolina Kiwanian Spring 2020  

The Carolinas District has been busy for this Spring! EVEN during COVID-19. Come take a gander at all that is good in the world.

Carolina Kiwanian Spring 2020  

The Carolinas District has been busy for this Spring! EVEN during COVID-19. Come take a gander at all that is good in the world.

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